SAULT STE. MARIE - A 7-1 loss to Petoskey Friday left the Marquette American Legion Blues baseball team with a split in opening-day play at the Sault Ste. Marie Tournament.
Earlier in the day, Marquette beat Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, 10-6
The Blues managed but four hits - doubles by Jared Wales and Jared Swajanen included - but couldn't must much hitting support for starting pitcher Adam Gannon against Petoskey.
He allowed all seven runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out one.
"We didn't execute very well in this game," Blues manager Derek Swajanen said. "We made too many base-running mistakes and three errors in the field."
In their opener, the Blues scored six runs in the fifth inning to break a 4-all tie in a game shortened due to tourney time limit rules.
Spencer Larson knocked in three runs, and Cory Nordquist and Ryan Walther two each, for Marquette.
Wales and Eric Kostreva rapped out two hits apiece.
Trevor Bratonia picked up the mound win in relief of starter Luke Swajanen.
"This was a slow game and they (the Black Sox) seemed to do everything they could to draw it out and slow it down," Derek Swajanen said.